Tags » Architectural History

On the Town XI

The skyline of Mullingar, County Westmeath is dominated by the twin campaniles of the town’s Roman Catholic cathedral: a testament to religious triumphalism’s predilection for blandness, it officially opened in the same week the Second World War began. 996 more words

Architectural History

Daniel Burnham's Flatiron Building

Perhaps one of the most photographed buildings in NYC, at least by professional photographers, going back as far as Edward Steichen’s iconic image of 1906. 52 more words

Architectural Photography

Pure Folly

This seeming folly closes a vista inside the walled garden of Strokestown Park, County Roscommon. In fact the main feature here, the limestone Venetian window, was originally sited on the first floor of the main house and formed part of Richard Castle’s design dating from the 1730s. 48 more words

Architectural History

People in Glasshouses

The roofline of a greenhouse in the walled garden at Tullynally, County Westmeath. Dating from around 1820, it has been built against a brick wall and facing south. 27 more words

Architectural History

Being in the Service of the Lord

As was mentioned last week Kilcooley, County Tipperary stands on land formerly settled by Cistercian monks. The order established a house here c.1182 at the request of Donal Mór O’Brien, King of Thomond and a thrice-great grandson of Brian Boru. 1,067 more words

Architectural History

A Generous Welcome to the World

The generous proportions of the front door in the entrance hall at Ballymacmoy, County Cork. Since the early 18th century the house has been home to successive generations of Hennessys, one of whom Richard emigrated to France where he became an officer in the famous Dillon’s Regiment before settling in the Cognac region and founding the eponymous family firm. 46 more words

Architectural History